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Discover Southeast Alaska

Jun. 17–24, 2022

Tour Operator: Orbridge


Activity Level: Active

Tour brochure coming soon! To be added to the Advance Interest list for this trip, send an email to uwaatour@uw.edu.

Join us for a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 76-guest Chichagof Dream. Enjoy the agility and flexibility of small-ship travel, up-close encounters with wildlife, stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and the guidance of expert naturalists. Capture the sight of whales breaching next to your boat, bears fishing along the shoreline, and eagles looking down from their nests—all part of nature’s amazing show.

Highlights

  • See the spray of whales only yards away and venture into secluded inlets as you get up close to nature, whether from the decks of the Chichagof Dream or aboard its skiffs and kayaks.
  • Accompanied by expert naturalists, including an Orbridge Expedition Leader, learn surprising details about animal behavior, glacier activity, and the wealth of natural spectacles along these protected waters.
  • Discover Alaska’s culture and living history during a visit to the Alaska State Museum.
  • Cruise around Glacier Bay National Park alongside a Native Huna Tlingit Cultural Heritage Guide.
  • Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and a salmon hatchery.
  • Take a guided tour of the Norwegian fishing community of Petersburg.
  • Joined by a Park Ranger, cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to see the sanctuary’s deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, and snow-capped mountain ranges.
  • Ports of Call: Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm Fjord, Petersburg, Lake Eva, Sitka, and more

Optional Pre-Tour Extension

Spend 6 days and five nights in Denali National Park.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Tour brochure coming soon!

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The closeness that we were able to get to ALL the wildlife, but particularly the whales and brown bears, was priceless and an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Anthony, ’70, and Catherine Konecny

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